MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

WHY BECOME A MEMBER?

Athletics Essendon welcomes athletes and para-athletes aged 12+ of all abilities and levels of experience. 

Members have access to a state of the art track, private gym and to highly qualified coaches across all disciplines. With a range of membership packages, athletes have the opportunity to compete at weekly track & field and cross country competitions as well as specialist meets. Athletes also have the opportunity to qualify for state and national championships.

The Athletics Victoria competition program has been established to provide equal opportunities for para-athletes from club through to national level. Para-athletes are encouraged to register for formal classifications that relate to their impairment in order to ensure the correct score adjustments are applied. 

The full list of classifications and their details can be viewed on the Athletics Australia website. Please contact info@athsvic.org.au to begin the classification process.

Members are required to purchase both the club and Athletics Victoria membership in order to compete in sanctioned Athletics Victoria and Athletics Australia competitions. In addition to club membership fees, athletes have the option to purchase season packages or pay individual competition fees. This enables members to customise a price package that best suits their individual needs. All memberships and season packages can be purchased via the Athletics Victoria members portal.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Each season there are up to ten Bill Burke Scholarships available for members seeking financial support.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Financial support is available to athletes who have won individual championship titles at the Victorian or Australian Track & Field Championships. Athletes who have been selected to represent Australia at international competitions are also eligible for financial support. 

Visit our Financial Support page for full details.

FEES

Membership fees are broken into two parts, club membership and Athletics Victoria membership. In order to compete in a league event, specialist competition or championship, athletes will need to purchase either a season package or pay for individual competitions in addition to the membership fee. The Athletics Victoria package system enables athletes to tailor their membership.

2022/23 SEASON FEES

U14 – U20: $219.05
Open Athlete: $250.10
These prices include the combined club and Athletics Victoria fees.

Athletics Essendon Membership

Those who wish to compete for Athletes Essendon or train on the track at exclusive times will need to purchase one of the following:

Athlete

$ 80
  • Provides you with eligibility to compete at all league, state and national competitions, as well as exclusive use of the track and gym.

Family Discount

$ 45 Per Athlete
  • Provides you with eligibility to compete at all league, state and national competitions, as well as exclusive use of the track and gym.

Associate Athlete

$ 120
  • For athletes who wish to train on our track at our exclusive times and are currently registered with another Athletics Victoria club or the Victorian Athletic League.

    This does not provide you with access to the gym.

Unregistered Athlete

$ 130
  • For athletes who wish to train on our track at our exclusive times and are not registered with another Athletics Victoria club or the Victorian Athletic League.

    This does not provide you with access to the gym.

Coaches & Officials

Free
  • Coaches and officials registered with the club are only required to register with the club.

Life Members

Free
  • Life memberships are awarded to members who have gone above and beyond in their contribution to the club
ATHLETICS VICTORIA FEES

The Athletics Victoria fees allow athletes to customise their membership to best suit their individual needs.
All packages include the Athletics Victoria Base Membership fee.

Please contact us if you are unsure of which package to purchase.

Base Athlete Membership

  • Recommended for athletes who prefer a pay as you go option. Athletes who purchase this package will be required to pay individual event fees.

    *This fee is included in all packages.


    Open (20+ years): $170.10
    Junior (12-19 years): $139.05

Track & Field Package

  • The classic weekly summer competition. This package is best for athletes who intend to compete in the Athletics Victoria Shield League (AVSL).

    Open (20+ years): $319.30
    Junior (12-19 years): $257.50

XCR Package

  • For lovers of cross country and road racing. This covers all individual races in the XCR season.

    Open (20+ years): $319.30
    Junior (12-19 years): $257.50

Max Package

  • Recommended for athletes who wish to compete in both the track & field and XCR season.

    Open (20+ years): $412
    Junior (12-19 years): $324.45

Pay As You Go

  • Only pay for the specific events you want to compete in. Recommended for athletes who won’t compete in a full season.

Recreational Running

  • Recommended for those looking to just do recreational running.

    All ages: $10
UNIFORMS

It is mandatory that athletes compete in the club uniform. These are an additional $45 to the club membership fee.